Phytoestrogens

Phytoestrogens are a group of naturally occurring plant compounds that exert oestrogen-like effects in the body. Currently, research is being carried out to determine the nutritional role of these substances in metabolic functions such as the regulation of cholesterol and the maintaining of proper bone density post-menopause. The evidence is accruing that foods that contain Continue reading »

Essential Fats foods

The right kinds of essential fats foods are actually essential for optimal health. Saturated fats are associated with heart disease, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, bowel cancer, breast pain and obesity. Instead, polyunsaturated fats are necessary to aid the digestion of the fat-soluble vitamins – A, E, D and K, help improve our resistance to infection and Continue reading »

Speedy Tuna with Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

These recipes provide good sources of Calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vit A, folic acid, and are naturally antibiotic, antioxidant and detoxifying. Also good for bones, skin and metabolism. Quinoa contains all the essential amino acids for our protein requirements, it is a nutritionally perfect food as well as being very versatile, working as both carbohydrate and protein in a meal. This Tabbouleh recipe is simply delicious and so quick to make. Continue reading »

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage may lead to many diseases including cancer. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals otherwise might cause. Examples of antioxidants include beta-carotene, lycopene, selenium, zinc, Continue reading »

Barbecue Recipes

Both these recipes are ideal for barbecues but use a good quality extra lean beef mince (ideally organic) and an extra lean turkey mince from a good source. Take care not to char the meat as this promotes the development of harmful free radicals. Serve with a portion of the Mexican Bean Dip (below) and a half slice of pitta bread with lots of salad for Continue reading »

Devastating impacts of Stress

More people every day experience stress as a constant factor in their lives. Stress creates a very unpleasant feeling, but constant stress has also devastating effects on the body. It is important to reduce stressful factors in your live to limit harm to our body but there are a few other factors that can help reduce Continue reading »